July 26, 1992, and it's the bottom of the fourth inning at Shea Stadium. Pecota hit a one-out single off of Bruce Hurst, but was wiped off the basepaths here as Charlie O'Brien hit into a double play. This preserved the San Diego lead at 1-0, which would be the final score as well. Hurst went the distance, winning a seven-hit shutout.
1. His father was Ron Stillwell, a middle infielder who played a total of 14 games for the Washington Senators in 1961 and 1962.
2. How in the world was Stillwell an American League All-Star reserve in 1988? His first-half splits (.261/.337/.428, 7 HR, 36 RBI) are better than his full-season numbers, but unless offense was significantly weaker league-wide than it is today, I'm still scratching my head.
3. Kurt has been an agent for Scott Boras' corporation since 2000.
11-Year-Old Kevin Says: That sure is a dopey face that Stillwell's making. I know that kids my age stuck out their tongue when playing sports to emulate Michael Jordan, but it doesn't really translate to baseball and journeyman infielders.
Bill James Said: "Not real fast, no power, makes regular visits to the disabled list." Don't sugar-coat it, Bill.
On This Date in 1993: October 8. The White Sox used a five-run second inning and a complete-game effort from Wilson Alvarez to take Game Three of the ALCS over the Blue Jays, 6-1. Toronto still held a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven series.